On August 5, 1974, four days before Richard Nixon submitted his resignation, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Counsel Mary C. Lawton issued the following opinion:
“Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself.”
I don’t know what kind of car Rat has, but he needs a Ford.
My dad always jeered that Bill Clinton was the only prez to ever get impeached. He just couldn’t forgive his extracurricular shenanigans. Ai yi yi.
When Bush Sr. pardoned the remaining Iran-Contra felons just before leaving office, he was effectively pardoning himself!
so close, Rat
Figuring out the best next word to use is difficult because you don’t want to list your crimes.
This arc would have been topical last January.
Guard Duck remember to put a cork in Rat’s mouth ;-)
Are they Trump-ed up charges?
maybe he should just take the fifth…
Yeah. President “Rat.”
I don’t think he’ll be able to get back into office anytime soon.
Sure reminds me of ANOTHER “Rat” that would have done it if he could…only THAT ONE was Orange, and not grey.
He should’ve asked for a Sharpie.
Gosh, where are all the guys who swore this was all and only about Biden? Hmm…
Is that a feather stuck up the duck’s bill, or what?
I support anything that brings Guard Duck back
I’m sure pardoning himself crossed his mind…hundreds of times….there’s no changing a true R. A. T. !
I hereby declare that I can do whatever I want, and that I am not here to govern for the people, but rather the people are there to kiss my butt and do whatever I want so my ego does not get hurt, therefore the elections shall not reflect the will of the people but I can delude myself into changing those as it suits me (including extorting a governor into changing the results, and saying that the elections were stolen but only if I don’t like the result, otherwise it does reflect the will of the people )
A Gerald Ford — pretty funny — nobody under 60 would get it.
Just plead insanity at the trial. You will get off in a second…..
So what happened in the last panel? Did Guard Duck cut off Rat before he could finish writing the note?
The last guy tried that. Don’t think it worked then, either…
Rat’s crazed expression in panel 3… definitely worth the wait.
Guard Duck my favorite character.If he really wants to be useful he can conduct a coup over at MALLARD FILLMORE.
A little Hollywood makeup and nobody will notice.Except the sane people.
So pleased to see Guard Duck
Hey Republicans! If you did nothing wrong you have nothing to hide, right?
Oh! for a second there, I thought Rat was going to pull a John Wick move
Oddly, Rat reminds me strongly of our previous president.
Rat is always predictable. ;)
I"m really not finding this weeks strips all that funny.
Stephan, Stephan, Stephan…I’d almost rather you go back to (gulp) puns!
rat is missing an orange wig
Doubt the pardon will work, Rat. Guard Duck isn’t the pardonning type…. except when it comes to himself.
Nice try, Rat.
Give up, ex-President Rat. You can’t fool Li’l Guard Duck! And, he has you well tied up!
My 1st car was a 58 olds and it was a tank. Prefect for a teenager at the time ;-)
Rat will be reinstated for August 2022.